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Salem State Faculty and Staff News: March 2022

Discover the latest news about Salem State faculty and staff

Salem State University faculty and staff are educators, scholars, and leaders in their respective fields. Following are highlights and accolades celebrating the outstanding research and creative activities conducted by Salem State faculty and staff in March  2022.

Faculty and Staff News in March 2022

Associate Director of the Student Navigation Center Bryan Boppert has recently been conferred his EdD! His dissertation titled Late-Admits, a Retention Black Hole: A Cross-Sectional Survey Design is available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses.

Professor Dia Chatterjee (psychology) co-authored the paper Policing is not for me: repelling factors implicated in vocational choice elimination published in An International Journal of Research and Policy.

The Massachusetts School Library Association (MSLA) has named Professor Valerie Diggs (education) the 2022 recipient of the Katherine Lowe School Library Champion Award. This award recognizes a public figure who demonstrates a belief in school libraries in ways that have made a significant difference, especially for school libraries in Massachusetts.

Director of Social Work Field Education Molly Hogan-Fowler and two current MSW students were recently quoted in the front-page Boston Globe article “More people need mental health care. But those who want to help them pay dearly.”  Published on March 28, the article explores the challenges students face entering the behavioral health workforce.

In the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, Professor Rebecca Hains (media and communication) collaborated with an international team on a 42-country study of children's media use in the pandemic. Their results inform a new edited collection, Children and Media Worldwide in a Time of a Pandemic, released March 23. Hains and a collaborator authored Chapter 10, "Gender, Covid-19, and the Media: Girls’ and Boys’ Experiences during the Pandemic in the U.S."

Professor Noel Healy (geography and sustainability) along with multidisciplinary researchers from the Brown University Climate Social Science Network, published a new peer-reviewed paper in Climatic Change. The study provided the first review article of obstruction to state-level climate action. Professor Healy said, “the paper was important as it reviewed the political structures and interest groups that slow climate action across states within the United States.”

Professor Lorri Krebs (geography and sustainability) was interviewed for the article "Ecoturismo en la lucha contra el cambio climático" published in World Metro News. The article discusses sustainability and ecotourism and how it can be used to combat climate change.

Professor Kanishkan Sathasivam (politics, policy, and international relations) was quoted extensively in the article “North Shore watches as Russia invades Ukraine,” published in The Salem News.

Professor Donna A. Seger (history) authored the book “The Practical Renaissance: Information Culture and the Quest for Knowledge in Early Modern England,” published by Bloomsbury Publishing. The book explores the diffusion and reception of prescriptive publications over the 16th and 17th centuries.

Professor Elspeth Slayter (social work) published an essay reflecting on requirements for anti-racist practice entitled "We Don’t Talk About Whiteness Enough, Yet We Talk About Whiteness All the Time: An Anti-Racist Consideration" in The New Social Worker.


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